Sunday, 3 January 2016

Frozen smoosh



Well, my mojo clearly has realised it's the last day of my lovely Christmas holiday, and I have managed to create not one, not two, not three but four cards today. It just seemed like the good old mojo was in hibernation and now it's back. How great that I'm now in super-creative mode when I have to go back to work tomorrow and won't have any time to craft until next weekend. 

Sometimes it's the smallest thing that kicks off the good old mojo. I was browsing around looking at challenges (isn't it a bit ironic that most challenges are on holiday over Christmas when most people are on holiday and would actually have time to craft. Of course, being on some DTs myself, I'm of course very thankful for the break, but as a participant, I want more challenges, not less, over the holidays!!). Today, it was the Happy Little Stampers CAS challenge that kick started my mojo. The theme for this month is smooshing and I got super inspired and got out my Tim Holtz distress paints and smooshed a big pile of backgrounds, one of which ended up in today's card. The sentiment is from a set from STAMPlorations called Fond Expressions 2, and it's heat embossed in white. The snowflake embellishment is actually from my stash, I made it ages ago using Lawn Fawn Stitched Snowflakes dies and some Ranger Ice Stickles in Coffee Ice. Always such a rewarding feeling when you manage to use up stuff from your stash, isn't it.


I am linking up with the following challenges which inspired this card;
Try Stampin' on Tuesday - sketch (see below)
Happy Little Stampers CAS challenge - smooching
Happy Little Stampers CASE the designer - I was inspired by the smooched watercolour background and the layout with the watercoloured panel surrounded by plenty of white space
Curtain Call - Frozen 
The Shabby Tea Room - Inspiration image (see below)
Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge - colours (see below)
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Winter Wonderland


Card: 300 gsm white card, 300 gsm watercolour paper, Hobbycraft 160 gsm ivory card
Ink: Tsukineko Versamark, Tim Holtz Distress Paints Broken China, Brushed Pewter, Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers and Picket Fence
Stamps: STAMPlorations Fond Expressions 2
Dies: Lawn Fawn Stitched Snowflakes, Stitched Rectangles
Other: Papermania Seafoam White embossing powder, Ranger Ice Stickles Coffee Ice, Adhesive gems from my stash




17 comments:

Nora N. said...

What pretty colors you used for this!! LOVE that snowflake. I will have to try that technique with the Stickles!!

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful background for this gorgeous snowflake! Thanks for sharing it with Happy Little Stampers!

Debbie said...

Oh my, this card is AMAZING! I love the waterprint background and the snowflakes are gorgeous!! Thank you so much for sharing this lovely card with us this month at Paper Sweeties - hugs :)

barb hendrickson said...

Thanks for joining the sketch challenge over at Try Stampin On Tuesday. Your card is very beautiful with both the watercolor background and the gorgeous snowflake element. Please join us again, soon!

Barbara Schiassi said...

So beutiful! Your background is spectacular! Thanks for joining us this week on SSSMonday Challenge Blog! Barbarayaya

Melissa L. said...

Lovely smooshed background. Your snowflake is beautiful too. Thanks for joining us at HLS CASE the designer!

Mynn Kitchen said...

What a gorgeous card! I LOVE the fabulous background and that wonderful snowflake! Thank you so much for joining us at Paper Sweeties! Sending HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Birgit said...

What a fabulous card you've created! The background is awesome!! Thanks so much for joining the HLS January CASE challenge.

sue t. said...

This is simply stunning! I also know EXACTLY how you feel about getting your mojo back. I feel this way every year on Dec. 26! You got yours back in spades!! Thank you for joining us at our first CASE the designer challenge at Happy Little Stampers!!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, what a stunning background/card! Wonderful take on the inspiration photo!

Lori said...

This card is gorgeous! Love the water color background. Thanks for joining us at TSOT!

Nance E Salkeld said...

Beautifully smooched card with a fabulous snowflake too! Thanks for sharing it at Paper Sweeties' January Challenge! Happy New Year!

Toni said...

Frozen smoosh--love it! Very pretty! Thanks for joining in at HLS!

Toni

Jeri said...

Beautiful card! That background is just amazing! Thanks for sharing with us at Paper Sweeties!

maria f. said...

Your smooshed background turned out beautifully. Almost looks like abstract snow falling in a blue sky.

Cheryl said...

Ooooo, this is gorgeous! Your smooshed layer is amazing! Thanks so much for joining us in the January Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge!

Linda said...

Lovely smooshed background for that gorgeous snowflake. Thanks for playing along at Happy little Stampers ..... xx